The only ethical principle which has made science possible is that the truth shall be told all the time. If we do not penalize false statements made in error, we open up the way, donít you see, for false statements by intention. And of course, a false statement of fact, made deliberately, is the most serious crime a scientist can commit. Ė C.P. Snow
Chapter 5: Integration Questions
4. How do the policies of professional journals' guide authors and reviewers to insure scientific integrity in published research? Read the editorial policies of
  American Sociological Review, Chemical Reviews, Science, Nature, Physical Review C, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Developmental Psychology.
5. What are the consequences of research misconduct?
  Click here and read about penalties for violations of federal and institutional research misconduct policies.
Research Ethics
Chapter 5: The Impossible Dream
Discussion and Reflection Questions
Integration Questions
References and Resources

This chapter addresses research misconduct. Upon completion of this chapter, we hope that you can define and identify research misconduct, including fabricating and falsifying data, plagiarism, and abuses of confidentiality. We also hope you learn about institutional and federal consequences for research conduct.

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